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What's In A Name 2016 Challenge

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The basics
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories (examples of books you could choose are in brackets – I’ve included some from other languages, and translations most definitely count!):
  • A country (try not to use ‘Africa’!) Suggestions: Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn, Xiaolu Guo’s I Am China, Martin Wagner’s Deutschland)
  • An item of clothing (Su Dharmapala’s Saree, Ann Brashare’s The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, Javier Moro’s El Sari Rojo; Pierre Lemaitre’s Vestido De Novia)
  • An item of furniture (Marghanita Laski’s The Victorian Chaise-Longue; C S Lewis’s The Silver Chair; Goslash;hril Gabrielsen’s The Looking-Glass Sisters)
  • A profession (Adriana Trigiani’s The Shoemaker’s Wife; Mikhail Elizarov’s The Librarian)
  • A month of the year (Elizabeth Von Arnim’s The Enchanted April; Rhoda Baxter’s Doctor January)
  • A title with the word ‘tree’ in it (Ai Mi’s Under The Hawthorn Tree; Elle Newmark’s The Sandalwood Tree)
Remember the titles I’ve given here are only examples, you can by all means use them if you want to but it’s not necessary. There are plenty of other books that will fit the categories and you may have
some in mind already or even some on your shelves you can read.
Extra information
  • Books can be any format (print, audio, ebook).
  • It’s preferred that the books don’t overlap with other challenges, but not a requirement at all.
  • Books cannot overlap categories (for instance my example of Black Swan Rising for ‘an animal’ could be used for the ‘colour’ category or ‘animal’ category, but not both).
  • Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!
  • You don’t have to make your list of books beforehand, you can choose them as you go.
  • You don’t have to read your chosen books in any particular order.

This is a challenge I enjoy and do well at. I finished it last year so I'm back again to take another crack at it. I love how the books challenges change yearly, it keeps things interesting. So wish me luck, 'cause here I go again!



Freda's Reading List

PROFESSION: The Newsmakers by Liz Wiehl
A COUNTRY: CSFTS O Canada: The Wonders of Winter
AN ITEM OF CLOTHING: Detectives Don't Wear Seat Belts by Cici McNair
A MONTH OF THE YEAR: Centuries of June by Keith Donohue
AN ITEM OF FURNITURE: Armoires and Arsenic by Cassie Page
A TITLE WITH THE WORD 'TREE' IN IT: The Midas Tree by Lesley Phillips


CHALLENGE COMPLETED AUGUST 7, 2016


**No compensation was received for posting. This post is part of an annual reading challenge.

Comments

  1. Hi, I'm doing this one, too. I'm also hosting a challenge next year. It's my first one. Let me know if you are interested:
    http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2015/10/literary-loners-reading-challenge-2016.html

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  2. Sounds like this challenge could have a really broad range of titles!

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  3. Excellent choices! Hope you enjoy the books :)

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  4. I love this challenge! It offers such a wide scope of books to choose from that it's hard to imagine it ever becoming a chore.

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